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Title: Structural manipulation approaches towards enhanced sodium ionic conductivity in Na-rich antiperovskites

High-performance solid electrolytes are critical for realizing all-solid-state batteries with enhance safety and cycling efficiency. However, currently available candidates (sulfides and the NASICON-typ ceramics) still suffer from drawbacks such as inflammability, high-cost and unfavorable machinability Here we present the structural manipulation approaches to improve the sodium ionic conductivity in series of affordable Na-rich antiperovskites. Experimentally, the whole solid solutions of Na 3OX (X ¼ Cl Br, I) are synthesized via a facile and timesaving route from the cheapest raw materials (Na, NaOH an NaX). The materials are nonflammable, suitable for thermoplastic processing due to low melting temperature (<300° C) without decomposing. Notably, owing to the flexibility of perovskite-type structure it's feasible to control the local structure features by means of size-mismatch substitution an unequivalent-doping for a favorable sodium ionic diffusion pathway. Enhancement of sodium ioni conductivity by 2 magnitudes is demonstrated by these chemical tuning methods. The optimized sodiu ionic conductivity in Na 2.9Sr 0.05OBr 0.6I 0.4 bulk samples reaches 1.9 10 - 3 S/cm at 200° C and even highe at elevated temperature. Here, we believe further chemical tuning efforts on Na-rich antiperovskites wil promote their performance greatly for practical all-solid state battery applications.
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  1. Peking Univ., Beijing (China); Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (United States)
  2. Peking Univ., Beijing (China)
  3. Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (United States)
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Power Sources
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 293; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0378-7753
Research Org:
Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; antiperovskite; solid electrolyte; sodium ionic conductor; superionic
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